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SUCI opposes additional land to Tata Motors

Staff Correspondent

‘Firm has not implemented promises’



647 acres of land was allotted 20 years ago

Villagers to be ‘sensitised’ about false promises



HUBLI: The Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI), Dharwad district unit, has opposed the State Government’s move to hand over additional 300 acres of land to Tata Motors for setting up a heavy vehicles manufacturing unit near Dharwad.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Ramanjanappa Aldalli, SUCI district unit secretary, said the company, which got 647 acres of land from the Government 20 years ago giving various promises had failed to meet them.

Land utilisation

Although the company got 647 acres of land, promising to create thousands of jobs, it had only used one-fifth of the total land so far.

Instead setting up a manufacturing unit, the company was running only an assembly unit, employing only 300 persons, he alleged.

Hundreds of farmers whose land was acquired, had lost their livelihood as jobs were not given to all the families, he said.

Mr. Ramanjanappa said the claims made by the company that it would be provide jobs to 37,000 persons (directly and indirectly) were false. When the Union Government had announced that by attracting investments to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh crore, it would be able to create five lakh jobs, it was difficult to believe that the company with an investment of Rs. 2,734 crore would be able to provide employment to such large number of people, he said.

Campaign

Mr. Ramanjanappa and H.G. Desai said they would sensitise farmers in the surrounding villages on the “false promises” of the Government and the company.

Residents of Niralakatti village Kashamma Hambannavar and Channamma Juttappanavar, whose lands were acquired by the Government for Tata Motors, alleged that the company had failed to fulfil its promises.



647 acres of land was allotted 20 years ago

Villagers to be ‘sensitised’ about false promises





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